An Autumn Stroll at Batsford Arboretum
My Mum and I have been trying to visit Batsford Arboretum since I first went two years ago. But due to one reason or another, the trips were postponed. That was, until last weekend. There was no rain and no-one was feeling poorly and thus, we finally made it to the arboretum!
Located just outside of Moreton-in-Marsh, Batsford Arboretum is a wonderful place to spend a few hours. Mum and I rocked up shortly after opening and with our scarves donned, we made our way in to arboretum.
It’s safe to say that autumn was evident in every nook and cranny of the place. Brightly coloured Acer trees shone in the sunlight, fallen leaves covered pretty much every path and pine cones seemed to be growing on every fir tree.
Despite the bad weather in the weeks before, many on the leaves remained on the trees and therefore, it felt like we’d visited at the right time.
The arboretum was full full-to-the-brim with different shades of orange, red, yellow and green. Yet again, it was utterly dazzling!
One of our missions for the day was to find all of the sculptures dotted around the grounds. We found the Foo Dog guarding the bridge but unfortunately struggled to find any more. One day, we will find them all!
Once we’d had our fill of autumn leaves, we made our way back to the cars to head over to the pumpkin patch and cafe at Clive’s of Cropthorne – more coming on that soon.
As we left the arboretum, I asked Mum for her opinion. To sum up, she thought it was beautiful and agreed that she’d very much like to revisit in spring…watch this space!